Grosses

'No Good Deed' Takes in a Healthy $29.9M in its First WeekSeptember 19, 2014 12:43 PM

by Daniel Garris

Sony's No Good Deed took in $1.05 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a seventh straight day. The low-budget thriller from Screen Gems starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson fell 11 percent from Wednesday. No Good Deed was off to a very nice start this week with a stronger than expected first place seven-day take of $29.91 million. That places the film 7 percent ahead of the $25.96 million seven-day take of 2009's I Can Do Bad All By Myself and 35 percent ahead of the $22.20 million seven-day gross of last year's The Call.

Guardians of the Galaxy held steady in second place with $0.558 million. The blockbuster sci-fi superhero adaptation from Disney and Marvel was down 5 percent from Wednesday, which represented one of the day's stronger daily percentage holds among wide releases. Guardians of the Galaxy placed in third for the week with $10.60 million. That was down just 21 percent from the previous week and brings the seven-week total for the film to a massive $308.49 million.

Dolphin Tale 2 rounded out its first week of release with a third place take of $0.459 million. The family film sequel from Warner Bros. fell 9 percent from Wednesday's performance. Dolphin Tale 2 placed in second for the week with a seven-day start of $18.06 million. That is on the low end of pre-release expectations and places the film 22 percent behind the $23.27 million seven-day gross of 2011's Dolphin Tale.

Fox's Let's Be Cops was up one spot from Wednesday to place in fourth on Thursday with $0.319 million. The low-budget action comedy was down 8 percent from Wednesday. Let's Be Cops claimed fifth place for the week with $5.85 million. The film was down only 22 percent from the previous frame and has grossed a very solid $74.52 million in 37 days of release.

Fox Searchlight's The Drop was down one spot from Wednesday to round out Thursday's top five with $0.294 million. The crime drama starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and the late James Gandolfini fell a concerning 20 percent from Wednesday. The Drop still performed well for the week as a whole, with a sixth place seven-day start of $5.64 million while playing in a modest 809 locations.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Jun. 26 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 26 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$36,740,55426%4,234--$8,678$127,851,4901Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Proposal$6,108,54668%3,0582$1,998$56,694,0092Disney
3The Hangover$5,307,29088%3,525-20$1,506$171,344,6064Warner Bros.
4My Sister's Keeper$5,101,108--2,606--$1,957$5,101,1081Warner Bros.
5Up$3,981,56658%3,487-345$1,142$241,154,1695Disney
6Year One$2,044,27669%3,0242$676$28,549,2442Sony / Columbia
7The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$1,550,549100%2,995-82$518$49,555,6643Sony / Columbia
8Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$1,187,04972%2,250-712$528$160,935,1286Fox
9Star Trek$1,183,364113%1,823-484$649$243,804,4528Paramount
10Land of the Lost$368,06049%1,504-1441$245$45,992,0664Universal